Facebook Sidebar Ad Prompts Users To ‘Get Important News’

News is in the news again for Facebook Monday, as sister blog Inside Facebook shared a reader’s tip about a new sidebar ad titled, “Get Important News,” and urging users to like three news-related sites.

This follows news from The Wall Street Journal that Facebook has been working on a mobile-focused news reader service that it refers to internally as Reader.

Readers: Do you think the Get Important News sidebar ad is a prequel to Reader, or simply an ad?

Screenshot courtesy of Inside Facebook.

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